On Friday, Eric Trump pushed back on New York Attorney General Letitia James while leaving a New York City courtroom, accusing her of having misplaced priorities, saying she was wasting taxpayer dollars by pursuing a politically motivated case against his father, former President Donald Trump.
Eric Trump had testified in a civil fraud trial over allegations that his father had grossly overstated his wealth for years. Former President Trump sits at the head of the Republican party primary, holding double digit leads over all other candidates.
“We have some of the best assets in New York. We’ve never had a default. We’ve never missed a loan payment,” the younger Trump told reporters, according to a video shared on X by Turning Point USA CEO Charlie Kirk. “Thousands of employees are relying on our company every single day to put food in their mouths.”
“The witch hunt that this person is under, to get my father for political purposes, is disgusting,” Trump said. “We’ve done absolutely nothing wrong, we have a better company than they could ever imagine, and this is a big charade and a huge waste of taxpayer money.
“It’s the very reason everybody’s moving out of New York State, and I was actually one of them. It’s sad, and it shouldn’t happen. I love this state, this state is absolutely going to hell. And it’s because of people like the attorney general of New York,” Eric Trump continued.
“We’re going to win this thing. I promise you we’re going to win it because we haven’t done a damn thing wrong,” he concluded. “I’ve always been a believer that the truth comes out in the end. It will here.”
Eric, along with Donald Trump’s other two adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, all have executive vice president roles at the Trump Organization and were all initially named as defendants in the case. However, Ivanka Trump successfully had her name dropped from the case after arguing relevant statutes of limitation had lapsed.
Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. both testified this week, and Ivanka Trump is scheduled to testify Wednesday. Former President Trump himself will take the stand on Monday.
Last year, James alleged in a sweeping 233-page complaint that Donald Trump, his children and other Trump Organization associates participated in a scheme that exaggerated the former president’s wealth by billions of dollars over the course of several years, partially to secure more favorable loans.
New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, who is overseeing the case, found that the former president was liable for some aspects of the allegations, and a nonjury trial is now assessing the remaining allegations and determining whether he will need to pay $250 million in damages.
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